NBA Rookie Class Mock Draft: Version 2.0

Another week, another mock draft, and there has been plenty of movement amongst the guys' selections (hoopsworld.com)

Another week, another mock draft, and there has been plenty of movement amongst the guys’ selections (hoopsworld.com)

After a rousing week of more player profiles and Draft related conversations, Nate and Connor decided to take another stab at a mock draft. Once again, the mock only covers the first round, yet there have been many changes from the week before, including one of the guys’ first overall selections: Continue reading

NBA Rookie Class Draft Conversation: What Should the Cleveland Cavaliers Do?

Could Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters, and the Cavs use the No. 1 pick, or would they be better trading it away? (cleveland.com)

Could Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters, and the Cavs use the No. 1 pick, or would they be better trading it away? (cleveland.com)

Here at NBA Rookie Class, we figured it’s about time to start debating, and what better topic than the NBA Draft? In the first ever debate, our insiders Connor and Nate discuss what they think the Cleveland Cavaliers should do with the first pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. Continue reading

NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Jamaal Franklin

Jamaal Franklin's time at SDSU was well spent, will it result in the draft stock he's hoping for? (www.zimbio.com)

Jamaal Franklin’s time at SDSU was well spent, will it result in the draft stock he’s hoping for? (www.zimbio.com)

Jamaal Franklin, the 6’5″ athletic beast out of San Diego State, has been slotted as a possible first round pick by packing plenty of potential for a number of teams (In our draft: didn’t make first round by Nate, 18th to Atlanta by Connor). Labeled by some scouts as a Tasmanian Devil Continue reading

NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Carrick Felix

Has staying in school hurt Carrick Felix's draft stock?  He hopes not (azfrontrow.com)

Has staying in school hurt Carrick Felix’s draft stock? He hopes not (azfrontrow.com)

When Carrick Felix began his career at Arizona State University, many would have scoffed at the idea of him Felix having a legitimate shot of making it to the NBA. Now, after a rather successful senior season in Tempe –during which he averaged 14.6 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game –Felix has a chance to be the most successful Sun Devil prospect since James Harden. Combine his rapid on-court maturation with his impressive combine measurements, it seems as though Felix has Continue reading

NBA Draft Prospect Profile: C.J. Aiken

Aiken's potential is one of his most valuable traits (grfx.cstv.com)

Aiken’s potential is one of his most valuable traits (grfx.cstv.com)

 

In a league where wingspan and athleticism are becoming more prevalent, St. Joseph’s junior small forward C.J. Aiken is certainly bringing potential to the table. In fact, his fluid game and natural knack on the Continue reading

NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Steven Adams

Steven Adams looks to stand tall in this year's NBA Draft (pittsburghsportingnews.com)

Steven Adams looks to stand tall in this year’s NBA Draft (pittsburghsportingnews.com)

He may not be the most heralded big man in the draft, but Steven Adams sure knows how to make his presence known. Adams, the 7-foot freshman out of Pitt, is entering the NBA Draft at a time that some might say is too premature for the young New Zealander. After only one collegiate season during which he averaged 7.2 ppg and 6.3 rpg, though, it seems that Adams may be entering the league at just the right Continue reading